At this time of uncertainty, one thing we do know is that right now, it’s more important than ever to come together to support our communities, and that there are lots of amazing people in Somerset who want to help.
To make this a little easier, we’ve launched Corona Helpers, a free online platform on which individuals can pledge their support, and organisations and groups can let people know what they are doing and how to get involved.
If your group is coordinating community support in response to COVID-19, you can use Corona Helpers to promote your work and recruit and manage new volunteers.
Sign up at https://www.corona-helpers.co.uk/
We’ve also published a COVID-19 page on our website, where we’ll share the latest information, useful resources and best practice guidance. If you’ve recently set up a COVID-19 support group or are thinking of doing so, then there are some things you’ll need to consider which are included on this page. Visit www.sparksomerset.org.uk/covid-19.
Finally, we also wanted to let you know that we’re following government guidelines and have taken the decision to avoid all non-essential contact and travel – this means that Spark HQ is temporarily closed and we will be unable to attend meetings in person. We are, however, still very much available to support our communities. If you need any help, please give us a call on 01460 202970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and well,
The Spark Somerset team